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Preventing Homelessness

If your are at risk of losing your home, and becoming homeless, you find and use every available option that may help you avoid losing your home.
If you are at risk of becoming homeless and live in Galway City or County, you will need to first contact your local authority.

Contact your local authority

Galway City Council

Housing Department

City Hall, College Roadm Galway


Phone: 091 536 590



(Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm)

Galway County Council

Housing Department
Áras an Chontae, Prospect Hill, Galway

Phone: 091 509 301



(Monday to Friday, 9am – 1pm)

After contacting your local authority, contact the following services to access free and confidential housing advice, information and support.

Threshold’s Tenancy Protextion and Advice Services

If your tenancy is at risk due to rent increase, receiving a notice to quit, a dispute with your landlord or other housing challenges.

Threshold’s National Helpline – 1800 454 454, the Galway office on 091 563 080 or email

The Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB)

If you are facing a dispute with your landlord.

MABS (Money Advise and Budgeting Service)

If you are in motgage arears.

Visit MABS contact page to find out which of their offices in Galway is closest to you or call the MABS Helpline

MABS Helpline – 0761 07 2000 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 8pm).

How COPE Galway can help you

Our Homeless Prevention Services may be able to help you if you are at risk of homelessness. Our team will work with you, and based on your specific situation, help you identify and explore all options available that can prevent you from losing your home and becoming homeless.

Contact our services for more information on how we can help.